Get Wet // Matt Knickerbocker

Get Wet // Matt Knickerbocker

Video of a flow visualization experiment using toroidal vortex rings made with a vortex generator and smoke.
Music by: J.A. ‘Dino’ Deane/ Farrell Lowe/ Michel Stahli
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  • Kailey Shara
    Sep 20, 2019 13:21

    Great choice of music here, the disharmony of the chords and out-of-sync percussion lend an unsettling feeling to the vortices. The vortex rings are brilliantly captured, especially the one at 0:53.

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  • Nebiyu Tadesse
    Sep 20, 2019 12:38

    The video is so relaxing and so beautiful. The light is perfect as it shows the inside of the rolls.

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  • Abhishek Kumar
    Sep 16, 2019 12:15

    Love the music, and the great detail that’s captured. I like how the bottom parts of the rings are illuminated more. Can clearly see the structure of the vortices. Well done!

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  • Brian Gomez
    Sep 16, 2019 12:14

    I like how you can see the structure of the vortex and I think the music pairs well with the slowed-down video.

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  • Antonio Gueretta
    Sep 16, 2019 12:11

    Great job! You really were able to capture that cross view of the vortex rings. Nice pairing with the music, it reminds me of the Twilight Zone.

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  • Brooke Shade
    Sep 16, 2019 12:10

    I’m very impressed with your ability using both focus and exposure to capture individual wisps of smoke and the two halves of the vortex. Also, your choice of music and timing made for both a scientifically interesting and artistically beautiful piece of art. The repeat-ability of your vortices due to your experimental set-up speaks for itself.

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  • Conan McHugh
    Sep 16, 2019 12:09

    I thought the music paired very well with the eerie movement of the smoke; visually very impressive.

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  • Alejandro BarronToriello
    Sep 16, 2019 12:07

    Amazing how you were able to capture the vortex of the rings. What did you set your focus to?

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    • Matthew Knickerbocker
      Sep 16, 2019 12:20

      I used my hand in the frame before the shot to manually set the focus where I expected the vortices to pass.

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  • Shalil Jain
    Sep 16, 2019 12:02

    I really like the way the rings swirl. It reminds me of cgi time lapses of how galaxies or solar systems swirl. The music is also edited perfectly and adds to the overall effect very well.

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  • Salah Ammar
    Sep 13, 2019 13:07

    Very good job. I do not have any technical suggestion but maybe taking the video from different angles would make it more proficient.

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  • Blake Chin
    Sep 13, 2019 12:52

    Were the vortexes veering off in different directions when they flew across frame?

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  • Faisal Alismail
    Sep 13, 2019 12:52

    I’m curious to know how you set up this experiment because it looks so good and well-focused! Great job!

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  • Jason Fontillas
    Sep 13, 2019 12:51

    I love the movement you captured in the smoke vortexes. I think the video would benefit from slowing it down more to really see the detail in the smoke.

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  • Mary Rahjes
    Sep 13, 2019 12:51

    I appreciate how many different types of flow this video was able to capture. Not only were you able to capture the toroidal vortex rings, but some of them were able to collapse into very interesting flows (one in particular that comes to mind was an almost tornado like flow coming off the top of a vortex).

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  • Peter Rosenthal
    Sep 13, 2019 12:51

    The lighting capturing the spiraling inner structure is awesome

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  • Abdullah Alsaffar
    Sep 13, 2019 12:51

    Great achievement and great choice of music.

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  • Julian Cruz
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    I really enjoyed the consistency of the smoke that you captured. It seems like an extremely controlled project.

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  • Dimario Cancanon
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    I appreciate how you captured the detailed internals of the smoke vortexes as they progress.

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  • Dawood Ahmad
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    The music is amazing, it gives a different perspective to the rings.

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  • Saud Alobaidan
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    The vortices moved pretty smoothly and well organized. I wonder how much time it took you to do achieve this amazing video

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  • Amazing video! I think the music really complements the flow of the spirals. They almost look like they are animated!

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  • Robert Drevno
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    The focusing seems perfect as the vortices are extremely crisp. The leap frogging aspect of colliding vortices is mesmerizing.

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  • Robert Giannella
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    The music adds a great spooky affect

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  • Kensue Kiatoukaysy
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    I enjoyed the eerie music with the vortex rings, as It sort of went along with the rings like a musical.

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  • Sophie Adams
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    I love the vortex visualization, it’s one of the most clearly visualized vortex’s I’ve ever seen. I also love the music choice and timing of the video. Very well done!

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  • Abduljalil Almashama
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    The music coupled with this smooth flow gives a really eerie feeling. It could be a beginning scene to a horror/classic movie.

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  • Nick Scott
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    I really liked the music in the background and the contrast between the smoke and the background.

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  • Jared Moya
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    This is a really cool video! You were able to capture the smoke very clearly and in focus. I’m also wondering if the smoke in the background was intentional because I think it adds an interesting aspect to the video.

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  • Aaron Zetley
    Sep 13, 2019 12:50

    The integration of the movement smoke rings and the music added a very relaxing and an intriguing feel to the image.

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  • Jennifer Kracha
    Sep 13, 2019 12:49

    You were able to capture some beautiful vortex rings in your video. It was very interesting to see them coming right after each other, especially when they ran into each other. The music really added a great aspect to the video.

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  • Sam Brown
    Sep 13, 2019 12:49

    The ability to consistently capture ring after ring is extremely impressive. I also think the music added a very interesting tone to the video. A twilight zone like effect.

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  • Alejandra Abad
    Sep 13, 2019 12:49

    Wow! This absolutely gorgeous and the jazz music goes really well with improvisation of the fog, the slowing down of the video was great.

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  • Byron Pullutasig
    Sep 13, 2019 12:49

    In the book Cloud Spotter’s Guide it mentions a a movie in the 1900’s about mist zombies scaring a town and the music you chose gives me the feeling of suspense

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  • Jonathan Cohen
    Sep 13, 2019 12:48

    How did you make these vortices? They looked very well-structured.

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  • Audrey Viland
    Sep 13, 2019 12:48

    The outline of the vortexes is absolutely beautiful. So clear and so visually descriptive of the fluids. It’s mesmerizing.

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  • I really like how smoothly the vortices moved across the space. The music also fit the mood and flow of the video exceptionally well.

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  • Jamie Frankel
    Sep 13, 2019 12:48

    The rings remind me of cinnamon rolls because they look like they could be unwrapped layer by layer. I also think it is impressive how consistently you were able to form these rings.

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